Padres Draft: Day One

With six picks in the first 111, the San Diego Padres can continue to stockpile a farm system that has undergone tremendous change over the last several years. *Updated frequently*

First-round, 23rd overall:

Allan Dykstra
Position: First Base
Wake Forest University

Dykstra hit a team-leading .323 with 16 home runs and 50 RBIs in 2008. The San Diego native led the Deacons in hitting, RBIs, runs, home runs, slugging and on-base percentage. Dykstra, who reached base safely in all but four games this season, ranked among the ACC leaders in home runs, on-base percentage and walks.

"Outstanding plate discipline and big time power make Dykstra an intriguing prospect, but his inconsistency at the plate continues to frustrate scouts." - Frankie Piliere.

First-round supplemental, 42rd overall:
(for losing Doug Brocail to the Houston Astros)

Jaff Decker
Position: Outfield
Sunrise Mountain HS

"Decker has an interesting and diverse set of tools.  Armed with a fastball that reaches 93 MPH and a powerful lefty stroke, it will be intriguing to see where Decker ends up." - Frankie Piliere.

First-round supplemental, 46th overall:
(for losing Mike Cameron to the Milwaukee Brewers)

Logan Forsythe
Third baseman
Arkansas

Forsythe was voted to the All-SEC First Team by the Southeastern Conference coaches after hitting .352. In SEC play, the slick fielding third baseman hit .371 and led the team with seven home runs.

Second-round, 69th overall:

James Darnell
Third Baseman
South Carolina

"The rest of Darnell's game may not be on par with his plus power but the power is game usable enough to make him a strong third base prospect." - Frankie Piliere.

Third-round, 101st overall:

Blake Tekotte
Outfielder
Miami

Tekotte hit .371 with 11 homers and 27 extra base hits over 58 games for the Hurricanes, scoring a team-leading 76 runs.

Third-round supplemental, 111th overall:
(for not signing 2007 third-rounder Tommy Toledo)

Sawyer Carroll
Outfielder
Kentucky

"Seniors tend to get overlooked but it is hard to look past this slugger's monstrous spring at the plate." Frankie Piliere.

Carroll, a first-team Louisville Slugger All-American, finished as the career record holder for batting average (.386). Carroll had a prolific 2008 season while leading UK to the most wins in program history (44) and a NCAA Regional Championship appearance. Carroll led the SEC with the only average above .400 (.416), adding 19 home runs and a school-record 83 RBI. Carroll, a right-fielder from Henryetta, Okla., ripped 22 doubles and a club-high three triples, swiping 12-of-12 bases.

Fourth-round, 135th overall:

Jason Kipnis
Outfielder
Arizona State

The outfielder hit .363 with 14 homers and 36 extra base hits across 59 games for the Wildcats. he also drew more walks than strikeouts and stole 24 bags in 28 attempts.

Fifth-round, 165th overall:

Anthony Bass
Right-handed pitcher
Wayne State

Bass led the GLIAC and ranked 15th in the nation in wins (10) and strikeouts (100). Bass also topped the conference with a 2.10 earned run average and a .209 opposing batting average.

Sixth-round, 195th overall:

Cole Figueroa
Shortstop
Florida

Figueroa hit .350 across 58 games for the Gators, notching 12 doubles, nine homers and 57 RBIs. He also stole 20 bases in 24 attempts.

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